Registered On: September 7, 2015
Ok, Bucks. I’ve had a think about it and I do apologise for reacting badly, calling names and making provocative comparisons myself.
I still feel you have been acting in bad faith yourself, and stand by my reasons to be irritated, but I cannot be bothered with reacting any more and I don’t think it’s fully justifiable to do so, even if I feel like you have been an arsehole, which I feel you have.
I think IA is right in that these times are tough, and I think I have taken it all too seriously. I do get fed up of being lumped in as a hive mind/left wing cabal, because I hold critical views of Brexit. I do not think it’s a good idea and I have only seen negatives so far, and do not believe we will get the sunlit uplands of new opportunities we are promised. I do not think this is unreasonable when I point out what I disagree with on here.
Nor do I think it’s fair to constantly try and lump remainers in with Trump for being critical of Brexit and not seeing it as a good idea. Ideally, I would like it to succeed, but I am very sceptical and do not believe it will be. This isn’t a positive for me, I am more in despair. I want the UK to succeed and do not believe it can with greater barriers to free trade. Yes, I thought a second referendum was positive at one point; whether it was wrong to is a source of debate, but it is not the same as what we have seen with Trump. It wasn’t because 2016 was illegitimate, it wasn’t, but because I felt that there was gridlock and we were heading to a dangerous situation. Therefore, I saw it as acceptable to ask the public again if they could change their minds through a referendum. Any attempts to rip up article 50 would have been a bad decision, as the Lib Dems found out.* This is a far cry from what Trump has said Trump has said he won the election really. I can see remain didn’t, as can many, bar some FBPE fanatics.
*Yes, I voted Lib Dem in 2019, but only because there was no-one else. I wasn’t voting for a Corbyn led Labour for my previous opposition to his anti-Semitism and how it had infected the party without complaint. My main issues with Labour which made them unsupportable were not Brexit related.
I do not have much complaint with Starmer’s policy right now. I don’t agree with it, but can understand the perilous position of Labour right now and he doesn’t want to rock the boat with voters by making it seem against the public. Polls suggest that most think Brexit is a bad idea, but I don’t think there’s an appetite at this moment in time for anything which would be perceived as rejoining the EU, even among sympathisers.
Anyway, I will leave it at that. Feel free to ignore my words and continue to straw man me, group me as a hive mind and make out I am a duplicitous so and so not interested in the truth, but I will just leave that as an advertisement to your own behaviour from now on. I won’t foolishly go along, as I have done, and make incendiary comments myself like comparing you to Trump. I hope you read what I have said and consider it for your own future correspondence, but like I say, if you don’t it will only be a reflection of your character in my eyes. It’s only a football board.